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Austin 3-Litre

(1968 model)

Brief specs of 1968 Austin 3-Litre

4-door 5-seater sedan (saloon), petrol (gasoline) 6-cylinder 12-valve straight (inline) engine, 2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in, 92.0 kW / 123.4 hp / 123.4 hp @ 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm, 219.0 N·m / 161.5 lb·ft / 161.5 lb·ft @ 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm, rear wheel drive

units: metric UK US

Basic (general) data

Marque (make)AustinIssued from1968
Model3-LitreIssued until
Serie3-LitreNumber made
Model familyBody construction
Model codeBody designation
ManufacturerAustinCountryUK

Bodywork

Base platformNumber of doors4
Bodywork typesedan (saloon)Number of seats5
Bodywork designerCargo capacity (volume)
Passenger space (volume)4970 l / 175.51 cu ft / 175.51 cu ftMax. cargo capacity (volume)

Dimensions & Weight

Length4720 mm / 185.8 in / 185.8 inTotal (curb) weight1490 kg / 3285 lb / 3285 lb
Width1700 mm / 66.9 in / 66.9 inDry weight
Height1450 mm / 57.1 in / 57.1 inLoad capacity
Wheelbase2940 mm / 115.7 in / 115.7 inGross (max.) weight
Track frontTowing weight
Track rearWeight distribution (front)
Ground clearance170 mm / 6.7 in / 6.7 inFuel capacity65 l / 14.3 UK gal / 17.2 US gal
Length/wheelbase ratio1.61  

Aerodynamics

Drag coefficient (Cd, Cx, Cw)0.5Frontal area (A)2.10 m2 / 22.6 sq ft / 22.6 sq ft (est.)
Aerodynamic coefficient (Cd×A)1.05 m2 / 11.3 sq ft / 11.3 sq ft (est.)Aerodynamic resistance (Aero horse power) at 100 km/h (62 mph)26.0 kW / 34.9 hp / 34.9 hp (est.)

Engine

Engine CodeTotal number of cylinders6
Engine Typestraight (inline) (Inline, 6 cylinder)Total number of valves12
Engine ManufacturerValves per cylinder2
Engine constructionBore83.4 mm / 3.28 in / 3.28 in
Fuelpetrol (gasoline)Stroke88.9 mm / 3.50 in / 3.50 in
Fuel detailsBore/Stroke ratio0.94
Fuel supplyCarburettorEngine displacement2912 cm3 / 177.7 cu in / 177.7 cu in
Engine Main bearingsUnitary capacity485.65 cm3/cylinder / 29.636 cu in/cylinder / 29.636 cu in/cylinder
Cam DesignCompression ratio
SumpwetMax. output power92.0 kW / 123.4 hp / 123.4 hp at 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm / 4500 rpm
AspirationnaturalMax. torque219.0 N·m / 161.5 lb·ft / 161.5 lb·ft at 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm / 3000 rpm
Compressor typeMaximum rpm
IntercoolerMax. net output (power at the wheels)36.8 kW / 49.3 hp / 49.3 hp (est.)
CoolantwaterSpecific output31.6 kW/l / 0.694 bhp/cu in / 0.694 bhp/cu in
Catalytic converterSpecific torque75.2 N·m/l / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in / 0.66 lb·ft/cu in

Transmission

Transmission typeNumber of gears
Wheel driverear wheel driveTop gear (drive) ratio
  Final gear (drive) ratio

Performance

Acceleration 0-50 mph (80 km/h)Top (maximal) speed
Acceleration 0-60 mph (97 km/h)Power-to-weight ratio84.4 kW/ton / 63.9 bhp/ton / 63.9 bhp/ton
Acceleration 0-100 km/hFuel consumption, City (urban)
Acceleration 0-100 mph (160 km/h)Fuel consumption, Road (extra-urban)
Acceleration 80-120 km/h (50-70 mph) in topFuel consumption, Mixed (combined)
Standing ¼mile time Fuel consumption, Euro
Standing kilometer time CO2 emissions
  Range

Chassis

Engine locationfrontEngine alignmentlongitudinal
SteeringSteering details
Turns lock-to-lockTurning circle12.0 m / 39.4 ft / 39.4 ft
Suspension frontSuspension rear
Wheels frontWheels rear
Tyres frontTyres rear
Brakes frontdiscBrakes reardrum
Brake diameter frontBrake diameter rear
Brakes detailsBraked area

Technical specifications and performance data of Austin 3-Litre

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